About David Noyes

About David Noyes

A graduate of R.I.T. and Harvard University, David Noyes has had two very distinct careers. Prior to the tragic events of September 11, 2001, David worked in marketing and advertising as a commercial photographer and the owner of a small advertising agency. Initially founded in 1986 as a large-format still-life and product photography studio in Boston, Massachusetts, David expanded Noyes Studio in 1996 into a full-service ad agency and design firm.

For six years, David and his team produced national trade and consumer print advertising, annual reports, press kits, and collateral marketing materials—as well as helping small and mid-size corporations with media and strategic planning, concept development, branding and positioning, media buying, and public relations.

Like so many others, David’s business ground to a halt as the nation healed in the months following 9/11. Very quickly David took his career in a new direction. He sold his studio strobes, tore down his 40-foot corner cyc-wall, and let his staff move on to other things. Within a year David and his publishing partner Sean Ward, launched their award winning Experience Outdoors magazine. While Experience Outdoors suspended publishing in 2005, David continues to work in publishing as an editor, publisher, and Custom Publishing consultant.

In 2011, David helped AAA Western and Central New York develop a custom publishing capability and launch their award winning AAA club magazine Member Connection, as the founding editor and publisher. His work as a travel writer, photographer, and storyteller has taken him to some of the most remote and exotic places on Earth. David’s first book; The Photographing Tourist: A Storyteller’s Guide to Travel and Photography was published in 2015.

In 2013 David launched a nonprofit corporation Innocent Eyes Project, Inc. Innocent Eyes Project supports grassroots child education programs working in developing countries by raising and allocating funds for projects where small amounts of money can have the largest impact on underserved children and communities. Learn more about David’s project at: www.InnocentEyesProject.org

Travel Journalism Awards

Book Awards: The Photographing Tourist

North American Travel Journalist Association (NATJA)

Gold: Best Travel Book

Lowell Thomas Award (SATW Foundation)

Bronze: Best Travel Book

Next Generation Indie Book Awards

First Place Grand Prize Winner for non-fiction

Gold: Coffee Table Book/Photography

Gold: Travel/Travel Guide

Gold: Best Overall Design Non-Fiction

IBPA—Benjamin Franklin Awards

Silver: The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Nonfiction)

Silver: Interior Design

Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY)

Bronze: Travel Essay

Foreword Reviews’ IndieFab Book of the Year Award

Bronze: Photography

Finalist: Travel

2016 Best Book Awards

Finalist: Travel: Guides & Essays

Finalist: Photography

National Indie Excellence Awards

Finalist: Travel

2017 International Book Awards

Finalist: Photography

Finalist: Travel: Guides & Essays

NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award

Best Book: Photography

APEX 2016 Grand Award

Travel Photography

2012, 2011, 2010 Travel Photographer of the Year, NATJA

2015, 2012, 2011, 2010 Gold Award, Overall Excellence

2012 Gold Award, Landscape Photograph

2014 Silver Award, Overall Excellence

2014 Silver Award, Portrait Photograph

2016 Gold Award, Bill Muster Photo Competition

2016, 2015 Silver Award, Bill Muster Photo Competition

Travel Writing

2013 Silver Lowell Thomas Award, Adventure Travel

2010 Bronze Lowell Thomas Award, Cultural Tourism

2016 Gold Award, Local Lifestyle, Online Publication

2015 Gold Award, Illustrated Story, Online Publication

2015 Silver Award, Destination Travel, Online Publication

2015 Silver Award, Illustrated Story, Magazine

2014, 2011, 2007, 2004, 2003 Gold Award, Destination Travel

2014, 2012 Gold Award, Local Lifestyle – Internet Article

2013 Gold Award, Sports and Recreation – Internet Article

2004 Gold Award, Sports in Conjunction with Travel


China Travel Channel Videos

In June 2008, photographer and travel writer David Noyes was the subject of a two-part China Travel Channel television feature that aired during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. For one week David was followed and interviewed as he explored the streets of Beijing and photographed several of the top attractions in China’s capital city. These are short excerpts from that broadcast.

Primary School Night Market Children’s Palace Beijing Rhythm One World…
 Forbidden City 1  Forbidden City 2  Beijing Streets  
Beijing Portrait
 Temple of Heaven